The Patio at Café Brauer

Experience Beauty and the Feast at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo

Dine and drink waterside at Chicago’s most scenic al fresco restaurant and bar: the Patio at Café Brauer.

The Patio is located just south of the main zoo grounds beside Café Brauer (2021 North Stockton), an historic Prairie School-style landmark. Overlooking the pond at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, the Patio offers unparalleled views of this restored prairie ecosystem and the Chicago skyline.

Savor chicken quesadillas, a hummus trio, fresh salads, flatbread pizzas and specialty burgers. Sip cocktails, craft-brewed beer (including Goose Island Brewery’s Boardwalk Blue, a blueberry-infused golden ale exclusive to the Patio and Goose Island Brewpub), wine and soft drinks. Drop by for a relaxing weekend brunch. Experience the Patio at Café Brauer: a slice of paradise in the heart of the city.


The Patio at Cafe Brauer is now open for the season.


  • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 
  • Fridays-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Want to make reservations? Email or call 312-507-9053.

Patio at Café Brauer Menus

Lunch and Dinner
Weekend Brunch

Live Music at the Patio on Wednesdays

Our Locally Sourced at the Patio series features local musicians, local artists, produce from local farms and drink specials from Lagunitas Brewing Company!

Wednesdays, June 3–August 26
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.